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Louisiana ranks even lower on bad bridge list

3 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago April 25, 2014 Apr 25, 2014 Friday, April 25 2014 April 25, 2014 9:24 PM in News
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- The state's dilapidated bridges forced an even lower mark on a national list ranking the worst highway structures.

The state ranks thirteenth of the places with the most structurally deficient bridges.

The list was published almost two weeks after a state audit found the state Department of Transportation and Development needs to improve its inspections of Louisiana's bridges. But, DOTD Secretary Sherri LeBas noted the state wasn't deemed non-compliant on any bridge inspection benchmarks, but rather fell short of full compliance.

The state has a backlog of about $2.5 billion in repairs and funding for those projects is limited.
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